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In an emphatic illustration that the pandemic is far from over, the state Department of Health is investigating COVID-19 exposure in four virus clusters after officials traced multiple new infections to a student who recently traveled to Florida and attended a downstate graduation ceremony.

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CHATHAM — For the first time in its 180-year history, the Columbia County Fair will not take place this Labor Day weekend, Columbia County Fair Board President Nelson R. Alford Jr. said Wednesday.

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HUDSON — Columbia County is eyeing a possible start to phase 4 of the regional economic reopening Wednesday.

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The state Department of Health continues to investigate COVID-19 exposure in four virus clusters after officials traced multiple new infections to a student who recently traveled to Florida and attended a downstate graduation ceremony, said Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who signed an executive order ov…

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CHAPPAQUA — The state Department of Health is investigating potential COVID-19 exposure after a student infected with the virus who recently traveled to Florida attended a Westchester County graduation ceremony, said Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who signed an executive order Saturday limiting virus pa…

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Spring training for the Yankees and Mets will be held at home this year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday, before encouraging the major league teams to play at least part of a season.

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Every day brings new regulations to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, but who is tasked with enforcing them?

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ALBANY — New Yorkers and Americans must remain united throughout the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in an emotional address late Friday morning.

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CATSKILL — A resolution calling for Gov. Andrew Cuomo to loosen his grip and allow the county to return to normal was defeated 12-2 in the county Legislature on Wednesday.

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NEW YORK — Businesses that violate the state’s coronavirus COVID-19 reopening rules and guidelines can immediately lose their liquor license or be ordered to shutdown, Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared in an executive order Thursday.

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Local restaurants opened for business at half-capacity Wednesday as the Capital Region entered phase 3 of the state’s economic reopening process.

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ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order Wednesday declaring Juneteenth, or June 19th, as a holiday for state employees, with plans to advance legislation next year to make the date an official New York holiday.

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ALBANY — Visitors will be permitted in New York hospitals and group homes at the end of the week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday, as the state’s coronavirus infection rate remains the lowest in the nation.

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HUDSON — As businesses reopen and office work resumes, antibody testing has emerged as the newest frontier in the fight against coronavirus.

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HUDSON — Indoor dining and personal care businesses are expected to reopen Wednesday as the Capital Region is anticipated to begin phase 3 of the state’s economic reopening process.

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ALBANY — Local youths may finally get to have some fun this summer, with Gov. Andrew Cuomo announcing that low-risk youth sports will be permitted during phase 3.

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TARRYTOWN — Gov. Andrew Cuomo is concerned out-of-staters will travel to New York and reverse the state’s COVID-19 infection rate, which is the lowest in the U.S., following a rushed economic reopening in other states and large protests over the last several weeks.

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ALBANY — Bars and restaurants must enforce state COVID-19 social-distancing and mask-wearing mandates after New Yorkers filed 25,000 complaints, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday, or else they could lose their liquor licenses.

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NEW YORK — As threat of the spread of COVID-19 has prohibited overnight camps this summer and the number of coronavirus deaths is at its lowest in New York since the outbreak began, Gov. Andrew Cuomo reiterated Saturday his call on local governments to redesign their police forces or face lo…

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NEW YORK — Every police agency across New York must reinvent its community policing strategies or forego state funding, Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared in an executive order Friday after signing 10 police reform bills into law, including publicizing law enforcement personnel records.

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ALBANY — Two days after state lawmakers voted to permit the disclosure of police disciplinary records, Gov. Andrew Cuomo called for greater systemic reform in the face of racist policing policies.

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Thousands of employees are headed back to work now that the New York state economy is reopening in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, but for families, the question remains — what to do with the kids?

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HUDSON — Columbia County employees have begun partial and full furloughs in a countywide effort to reduce payroll and avoid layoffs.

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ALBANY — After weeks of nationwide civil unrest over police brutality, state lawmakers completed passage of 10 pieces of legislation in three days Wednesday to reform police departments across New York.

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HUDSON — Emergency room visits are down 40% at Columbia Memorial Health, though all medical procedures are now allowed in Capital Region hospitals after the coronavirus shutdown.

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As the Twin Counties revive the area’s economy with restaurants offering patio dining and businesses ranging from hair salons to auto dealerships awakening from their three-month slumber, we can grumble about Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s meticulous reopening phases or we can put things in perspective…

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VALHALLA — The state Senate repealed 50-a Tuesday afternoon to allow the release of police disciplinary records, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo responded with outrage, calling on President Donald Trump to apologize for his “dumb” morning tweet that last week’s Buffalo incident between city police and…

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DURHAM — A popular water park that has brought summer fun to the community and employed local youth for generations will not open this summer due to the coronavirus.

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NEW YORK — The state Legislature is expected to pass 10 police reform bills this week as New York lawmakers and congressional representatives took steps toward legislation Monday to address the nationwide pattern of law enforcement brutality and improve the policing relationship with minorit…

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CATSKILL — Local restaurants and other businesses reopened with modifications, including patio dining.

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TROY - The few thousand Black Lives Matter protesters who rallied and marched through city streets to the police station Sunday remained peaceful, police said.

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ALBANY — Limited outdoor school and university graduation ceremonies will be allowed at the end of the month, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said, as the state had its lowest number of new positive coronavirus COVID-19 cases since mid-March.

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ALBANY — Coronavirus COVID-19 can live in the air for up to three hours, officials said, and houses of worship can resume socially distanced religious services and gatherings with reduced capacity under New York’s second reopening phase.

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ALBANY — Two suspended Buffalo police officers should be fired after they pushed a 75-year-old protester to the ground, causing him to bleed from the head, said Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who announced a reform agenda Friday to improve New Yorkers’ trust and relationship with law enforcement followi…

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Elected officials on both sides of the political aisle are calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to allow in-person high school graduation ceremonies that follow social-distancing protocols.

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CATSKILL — As Greene County moves into phase 2, officials are working together to provide resources for the business community and plan for the future.

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A delay in getting school district absentee ballots out to some voters in the Twin Counties may make it difficult to get their votes in on time.

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ALBANY — Prosecutors should properly charge violent demonstrators and set bail to keep them in jail after continuing nighttime unrest in cities statewide, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday, as officials expanded COVID-19 testing to all New Yorkers who attended a demonstration.

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Thousands of absentee ballot applications are pouring in to Board of Elections offices in the Twin Counties for the June 23 primary election due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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Nearly 300 people in Greene and Columbia counties were tested for the presence of the coronavirus in May and early June, according to tallies at all the clinics.

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ALBANY — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and city police officers must do a better job, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday, after they rejected state National Guard assistance to control vandalism and citywide looting overnight following civil unrest after last week’s death of an unarmed blac…

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ALBANY — The Child Victims Act received a second extension, bringing the filing deadline for child sexual abuse cases past the statute of limitations to Aug. 14, 2021.

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HUDSON — The state Liquor Authority suspended Hudson Brewing Company’s liquor license for violating the statewide ban on gatherings, but on Tuesday the company’s owner called the decision “nonsense” and said his business has tried to comply with state regulations.

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Local law enforcement agencies noticed a decrease in arrests while New York was on lockdown in April and most people were limiting their activities to essential trips for groceries, banking and gas.

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HUDSON — The Capital Region is entering Phase 2 of the state’s economic reopening process Wednesday, allowing offices, in-store retail, hair salons and barbershops, car dealerships, commercial building management and real-estate services to reopen their doors.